In case you missed it: 32 to the infinite power


By Jon Weisman

Koufax in Camelback? Like Thanksgiving in February.

  • Here’s a roundup of recent Sandy Koufax stories by Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Dylan Hernandez of the Times, Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A., Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles. and Bill Plunkett of the Register.
  • Koufax can also be seen in Monday’s photo gallery from Jon SooHoo. Here’s his gallery from today.
  • And here’s a post about Koufax at the Countdown Down Under MLBlog, as we approach the 50th anniversary of Koufax’s only (yes, only) Opening Day start.
  • By the way, Koufax isn’t the only Cy Young winner who can give advice …
  • Brandon League has had his throwing reduced in recent days because of a lat strain. Zach Lee, suffering from a similar problem, had plans to throw off a mound today.
  • What will the Dodgers’ lineup be in 2017? Dustin Nosler of Dodgers Digest speculates.
  • Seth Rosin prides himself on his “3-wood”-like versatility, writes Tyler Emerick for MLB.com.
  • Former Dodger pitcher Dana Eveland signed a minor-league deal with the Mets, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Eveland went to Baltimore in the 2011 deal that brought to Los Angeles pitcher Jarrett Martin, who is profiled here by MLB.com and by J.P. Hoornstra of the Daily News.
  • Roger Angell, the baseball specialist for the New Yorker, was one of the formative writers of my youth and young adulthood. That declined somewhat in the past 10 years as he wrote less frequently and telescoped more on the New York scene when he did (understandably). But his piece this week for the New Yorker on aging and dying will stick with me as much as anything he has ever done.

3 Comments

Thanks for mentioning the Opening Day Countdown Down Under blog at http://openingday.mlblogs.com! Reading Jane Leavy’s book, it is even more incredible to think about how Sandy was managing his left arm pain from that spring, through that Opening Day shutout, and beyond for two final Cy Young seasons. I am pretty sure he won’t be the last Dodger we include in the countdown blog…No. 31 tonight, and everyone is invited each day to come and help us decide which Opening Day moments to feature, each corresponding to that day’s countdown number and a jersey of note.

Also, congratulations on dominating traffic in the overall MLB.com/blogs community in such a short period and ranking atop the January Latest Leaders at http://mlblogs.mlblogs.com … quite a following you have here.

Mark/MLB.com

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Thanks, Mark!

Thank you for the Roger Angell article. Time on this earth gives us perspective, something that can get blurred while racing through life. We need to savor the time and the memories.

Rusty

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